The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has dismissed reports on social media that it is charging N50,000 for online classes.
Naija News reports that UNILAG has last Wednesday announced January 25, 2021 as the resumption date for online classes.
Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs. Olufadeke Akinleye said the institution would commence online classes due to the second wave of COVID-19 and end the semester on April 1, 2021.
Both reports that emerged on social media claiming that the students are expected to pay N50,000 for classes.
But reacting in a statement titled, ‘Disclaimer: UNILAG resumption is absolutely free’, UNILAG described the reports as false, urging the public to disregard the report.
The statement reads, “The Management of University of Lagos wishes to inform all students, parents and the general public, that a notice on the internet purporting that returning students of the University of Lagos are to pay a sum of ₦50,000 for online lectures and examinations, is FALSE and should be disregarded.
“All students are to commence online lectures on Monday, January 25, 2021 at absolutely NO COST.
“In the future, it is advised that our esteemed stakeholders and interested individuals kindly check the official University of Lagos website and official social media platforms for verified information about the University.”